Globe Telecom’s lifestyle brand 0917 Lifestyle and Saga Events collaborate anew this year to bring back the country’s 2018 premier fashion expo, StyleFestPH, in November.
The 2019 StyleFestPH kicked off last 24 June with the search for aspiring young designer-entrepreneurs who will take part in the Designer Mentorship Program (DMP).
Leah de Guzman, head of 0917 Lifestyle, said this year’s StyleFestPH will give Filipinos a full fashion experience by starting with the DMP, a design and entrepreneurial program that aims to help create business opportunities for aspiring young designers.
“We want to teach participants about creative direction and business know-how in order to succeed, using digital platform opportunities and the help of retail industry experts who can assist and mentor aspiring designers with their design skills and how to go to market through the DMP,” De Guzman said.
Aspiring designers are asked to submit their entries and design portfolio at the StyleFestPH home page at www.stylefest.ph. Only entries received from 24 June to 19 July 2019 through stylefest.ph will qualify.
Participants will be mentored and their works will be judged by a panel of experts called the “stylecouncil,” composed of renowned local fashion icons and retail experts such as Inno Sotto; Paulo Campos, CEO of Zalora; Leah de Guzman, Globe Lifestyle head; and upcoming young designer Carl Jan Cruz.
The nationwide search is open to Filipinos 18 years old and above, either students or owners of their fashion design business.
To join, just visit www.stylefest.ph. Together with their completed application form, applicants should be able to present a design portfolio composed of at least 10 items that focuses on two categories: Streetwear, which integrates fashion and technology, and Ready-To-Wear, either for day or night wear. Judging of the StyleFestPH winners will happen during the finalists’ fashion show on 5 November 2019, with the winners announced at the end of the show.
Prizes include P50,000 cash prize for the winners of 0917 Lifestyle and Zalora brands plus mentoring from the stylecouncil and presentation of their Capsule Collection in the StyleFestPH runway. The winners will also have the opportunity to collaborate with 0917 Lifestyle and Zalora for their collections.
Visit StyleFest.ph to know more about the mechanics and follow www.facebook.com/stylefestph or @stylefestph on Instagram for more updates.